E3 Institute and Grand Canal Innovation District
E3 is a flagship development at Trinity College Dublin that brings together engineers, natural scientists, computer scientists and statisticians to develop new educational and research capacity in Engineering, the Environment and Emerging Technologies. With E3, Trinity promotes the vision of a society where the interdependence between technological innovation and our natural capital is advanced by world-leading research, education and entrepreneurship.
The E3 vision enables:
- The creation of a purpose built, multidisciplinary, foundry for the delivery of innovations in research and teaching within the Schools of Engineering, Natural Science and Computer Science and Statistics.
- A future-proofed education for new graduates who will enable societies to live on this planet in a way that is sustainable and equitable.
- The underpinning of the infrastructural and staffing needs of these expanded Schools to ensure that their outputs are world leading.
E3 will be realised in two phases: the Martin Naughton E3 Learning Foundry, a new building on campus that will transform how Trinity educates engineers and scientists; and the E3 Research Institute that will co-locate Trinity and industry researchers at the heart of the Grand Canal Innovation District.
The Martin Naughton E3 Learning Foundry
The Martin Naughton E3 Learning Foundry will facilitate an increase in the number of STEM students within Trinity by over one third in 10 years. The foundry will educate engineers and scientists for employment in existing and new technology sectors, equip them with the skills and attributes to lead in the creation of new businesses, and place Ireland in a leadership role globally for the quality of graduates in the STEM disciplines.
E3 Research Institute
Building on its tradition of innovation, entrepreneurship and engagement, the expected development of the Grand Canal Innovation District (GCID) being championed by Trinity will afford another opportunity to contribute to the development of Dublin as an innovation centre. At the heart of GCID, and ensuring connectivity to the wider innovation ecosystem, the E3 Research Institute will be a venue for large-scale research programmes, especially for those working in collaboration with industry and other stakeholders.
E3RI will be among the first centres internationally to integrate engineering, technology and scientific expertise at scale in addressing some of the biggest challenges facing Ireland and the world – challenges such as climate change, renewable energy, personalised data, water, connectivity, and sustainable manufacturing, among many others.
As part of the Inspiring Generations campaign, the Martin Naughton E3 Learning Foundry is seeking to create new academic posts for talented educators and researchers and to attract the brightest and best students from Ireland and internationally, by offering attractive student scholarships. Inspiring Generations will benefit the E3 Research Institute by supporting the capital development of this centre, which will be among the first internationally to integrate engineering, technology and scientific expertise at scale in addressing some of the biggest challenges facing Ireland and the world.